WINNING FILMS - 34th edition of the Lovers Film Festival – Torino LGBTQI Visions

WINNING FILMS

 

Today Sunday the 28th of April the 34th edition of the Lovers Film Festival – Torino LGBTQI Visions, directed by Irene Dionisio with Giovanni Minerba's artistic advisory, founder of the festival with Ottavio Mai, is ending.

The All the Lovers jury of the international feature films competition is composed by Iaia Forte, Laura Bispuri and Neri Marcorè chose as the winner: CARMEN Y LOLA by Arantxa Echevarria and gave a special mention to SAUVAGE by Camille Vidal-Naquet.

The winner of the international documentaries competition Real Lovers, chose bythe jury composed by Bartholomew Sammut, Hamilton Santià and Luca Paladini is NORMAL di Adele Tulli. The jury's special mention is given to AN ARMY OF LOVERS by Ingrid Ryberg.

 

ForCarolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Leonardo Caffo and Luca Pacilio, part of the jury for the iconoclast session Irregular Lovers, the best film is CAPITAL RETOUR by Léo Bizeul. The jury chooses to give a special mention to MUDAR DE VIDA / LIBERA VITA by Tonino De Bernardi and to DID YOU KNOW by Lynn Kim.

 

The special jury Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève composed by Andrea Bellini and Andrea Lissoni gives the award to CAPITAL RETOUR by Léo Bizeul.Special mention to: MUDAR DE VIDA / LIBERA VITA by Tonino De Bernardi

The young components of the short films jury Future Lovers Giulia Allasia, Ottavia Isaia, Gaia Lorenzon, Alice Malaspina, Elena Rossi, coordinated by Andrea Panero Geymet for Sicurezza e Lavoro choose as a winner CHECHNYA by Jordan Goldnadel.

The Public Award – with the collaboration of MyMovies – was given to A DOG BARKING AT THE MOON by Lisa Zi Xiang.

The Young Lovers jury gave the award to KANARIE (CANARY) by Christiaan Olwagen.

 

The Lovers Film Festival Torino LGBTQI Visions from 2005 is integrated in the Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Torino and takes place with the contribution of MiBAC – General Direction Cinema, Regione Piemonte and Comune di Torino.

 

Attached here the motivations gave by the juries

 

 

WINNING FILMS | THE MOTIVATIONS

 

Feature Films Competitions

 

Jury composed by: Iaia Forte, Laura Bispuri and Neri Marcorè

 

Ottavio Mai Award: CARMEN Y LOLA by Arantxa Echevarria

 

Motivation:

In a narrative equilibrium that combines realism, dramatic tones and lightness – in a patriarchal community with rules that are hard to escape from – it comes out the power of a love that prevails despite everything else and without calcultaions, a choice of freedom that gests through the discovery and the vindication of their personal identity.

Every character is delineated and is remarkable the capacity of the director that harmonises the tension of the story with the interpretative talent of the protagonists and all the cast.

 

Special mention: SAUVAGE by Camille Vidal-Naquet

 

Motivation:

A film that talks about intimacy in a free and powerful way. A millimetric journey on a character that remains in the heart thanks to a direction that flies high and thanks to an actor that knows how to portrait the complexity in a sincere and addicting way.

 

Documentaries competition

 

Giuria composta da: Bartholomew Sammut, Hamilton Santià e Luca Paladini


Winning film: NORMAL by Adele Tulli

 

Motivation:

For the determination in bringing the documentary towards non-fiction contemporary territories and for the capacity in building a non-trivial narrative journey where the eye of the director does not guide the eye of the public, but she leaves the possibility of building a personal meaning and fell what is the personal meaning of "normality".

Jury's special mention: AN ARMY OF LOVERS by Ingrid Ryberg

 

Motivation:

For the important reconstruction work of the history of the LGBTQI movement in Sweden, that demonstrates that even in the more developed countries about LGBTQI rights it is necessary keep up the attention. Also for her interesting work in valuing the historic archive and contextualizing the films that broke taboos about homosexuality.

 

 

Short Films Competition

 

 

Giuria composta da: Giulia Allasia, Ottavia Isaia, Gaia Lorenzon, Alice Malaspina, Elena Rossi, coordinati da Andrea Panero Geymet per Sicurezza e Lavoro.

 

The "Fotogrammi sovversivi" award will be given to Chechnya by Jordan Goldnadel.

 

Motivazione:

For the power that opens a gash in our daily life. It is a punch in the stomach that reveals the brutality of the persecution of homosexual people in Cecenia.

 

Iconoclastic competition

 

The jury is composed by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Leonardo Caffo and Luca Pacilio

 

Jury award to: CAPITAL RETOUR by Léo Bizeul

 

motivation:

 

Since they are able to highlight the gap between freedom to not identify with a unique gender and the social constriction that crush the the individual on pre-established categories.

The jury underlines how the film succeeds, in the digital age and the accumulation of images in reversing the point of view that what counts is not the abnormality of inter-gender representation but the everyday life and routine of life of a queer subject.

 

The jury choses to give a special mention to:

MUDAR DE VIDA / LIBERA VITA by Tonino de Bernardi

and DID YOU KNOW by Lynn Kim

 

motivation:

For the ability, in the first film to tell - through a dialogue with the cinema of Jonas Mekas and a particular attention to the Turin area - of prostitution, clandestinity and all the victims of exploitation. In the second case, through a poor animation, to compare the animal world and the human world, extending the queer point of view to every form of life.

 

 

The special Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève jury composed by Andrea Bellini and Andrea Lissoni gives the award to: CAPITAL RETOUR by Léo Bizeul

 

Special mention to: MUDAR DE VIDA / LIBERA VITA by Tonino de Bernardi

 

 

Public award

 

Winning film: A DOG BARKING AT THE MOON by Lisa Zi Xiang

 

Premio Young Lovers jury

Winning film: KANARIE (CANARY) by Christiaan Olwagen

 

Motivation:


For being able to tell with poetic tenderness and honesty the emotional travails that every adolescent lives in accepting himself and his diversity, highlighting all the responsibility that society, therefore each of us, has in the path of love towards ourselves.